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2011 Decorations {Part 3}

As I mentioned in my earlier post, I've been trying to post this for several days.  The first hold-up was that my Grandma got put into the hospital again last week, so I spent the latter part of last week at the hospital with her.  Then blogger decided to be difficult and I put it on the back burner until after Christmas.  Then on Christmas eve, I fell (just call me twinkle toes) and I sprained my knee and ankle, so after I got home on Christmas evening, I just parked myself on the couch for two days with my leg elevated and iced (much to Lola's delight).

So I finally decided to tackle this post again today, but blogger was still giving me some trouble.  I decided I would not be defeated and did this post in a very difficult manner, but heck, at least I FINALLY got it done!

Without further ado, here is the final post of Decorations 2011.  I think I should have made this two posts (lots of pics!), but I didn't, so here we go.

Let's start with my Kitchen.  I have several small things here and there in the kitchen.  I have a cute spoon rest that I love and this year I added some Spode hot pan holders...

My Spode Christmas dishes are always a big part of the "Kitchen Decor"...


I always put this Santa in the kitchen...

In the breakfast room, I have several things...



This countdown calendar...

These plates hang by the back door...


and of course a tree...

I like the bright tree skirt...

This tree is filled with all sorts of random ornaments.  Ornaments from trips, like this one from this year's trip to the Grand Canyon...

and Sedona...

Puerto Vallarta...

or this one which was purchased at the gift shop in Westminster Abbey...

or at the Waterford store in Ireland...
I was actually thinking about getting another tree for the dining room and making it a "Tree of Travels", but the thought of putting up a 5th tree makes me a little crazy!

Naturally, the kitchen tree is filled with lots of food ornaments...



including the topper which looks like a large (pink!) snowflake cookie...

It also has lots of ornaments that I have been collecting for years.  I especially love these yarn people...


This tree is just a fun little tree complete with colorful vintagy bubble lights.

In the living room, I have the mantle decorated with a piece I made last year (not sure it's going to make another appearance next year, so take a good look), and stockings that I'm not crazy about.



The tree is covered almost entirely of blown glass ornaments...
at night...


mostly Christopher Radko or Old World Christmas ornaments like these...




I also have a nativity on a table in the living area...

My coffee table isn't great (please ignore the fall bowl of potpourri),

but I added these bright and shiny mason jar candle holders this year.

That's about it for the Kitchen and Living Room decorations.  I thought I was never going to get everything up this year, so I don't even want to think about taking it all down!

Comments

Kaitlyn said…
Hi! I found your blog through Southern Vogue. Your Christmas decorations and simply stunning and your blog is adorable. Happy holidays!
Legally Lovely said…
Wow. Your decorations always just blow me away. I especially love the blown ornament tree; it is beautiful in pictures, but I bet it is stunning in person!

I'm so sorry to hear about all your trips to the hospital and hope that everyone is recovering well.

And, in response to your comment on my blog, I can't believe I made it 23 years without a wedding either! It wasn't even a wedding for people I knew - I had to make it as a date! sheesh. With all the engagements in the air, I think it's about time someone I knew got married already.

Have a great start to 2012!

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